Best Homemade Dog Food Recipes from Scratch

These homemade dog food recipes from scratch are wholesome, healthy and a great way to feed your dog.

I offer homemade cat treats, horse treats and even recipes for our feathered friends below.

Dog chow, dog birthday cake, dog biscuit recipes, dog pupsicles, dog muffins, dog pizza, dog pancakes and much more below.

Homemade Dog Food Recipes

These recipes are for small and large dogs (and everything in between). Are you ready to become your dog's hero?

The first of my homemade dog food recipes is a favorite. Rocky loves it.

Homemade Chicken Dog Food

olive oil
1 potato, peeled and finely chopped
4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 ounces whole grain rice
2 ounces of sweet corn
3 ounces of cooked chicken, cut into chunks
2 TBS plain yogurt

Saute the chopped potato in hot olive oil until tender. Add the mushrooms, rice and sweet corn. While stirring, add the chicken and reduce heat. Cook for another 2 minutes and add the yogurt, place on low heat. Cook for a minute and cover. Cook for 5 minutes; stirring every 2 minutes. Cool completely.

Black Pomeranian Puppy

Use this homemade dog food recipe on top of any kibble or dry food. Works great for giving medicine too.

Homemade Dog Gravy

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
4 cups hot simmering water
1 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten

Poach the chicken breast in the water. Remove the breast and cool. Add the flour to the chicken water and whisk until smooth. Add the beaten eggs and cook on low heat while it is thickening. Finely chop (or puree) the chicken in a food processor and add to the flour mixture. Add more water if needed. Use a few tablespoons daily on dry kibble. This doesn't freeze well.

A wonderful way to save money is to dehydrate the dog food in advance; a great time saver. Check out Dehydrating Pet Food, and easily learn how to do this.

This recipe calls for bone meal. You can buy it at Whole foods. It's in the nutritional aisle at stores.

Homemade Dog Kibble Recipe

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rye flour
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 tsp bone meal
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 cups water
2 cups cooked meat - ground beef, pork or veal

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a large cookie sheet with vegetable oil.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat and rye flour, milk powder and bone meal. In a small bowl, beat the eggs and oil, then add the Worcestershire sauce. Add water and mix well. Add the egg mixture, stir, and then add the meat. Press it into the dough and spread mixture on prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 45 minutes and cool completely. Break into bite-sized chunks. Store in the refrigerator for up to two days. This makes approximately 4 cups of kibble.

Homemade Dog Food Recipes


This is another homemade dog food recipe that makes a large batch.

Homemade Vegetable Dog Food

8 cups rolled oats
2 cups brown rice
6 cups barley
2 pounds carrots, finely grated
4 bunches broccoli - stems grated and flowerets chopped
1 pound green beans (or zucchini), chopped

1/2 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp garlic powder

Cook oats in a 8 quart stock pot. In another pot, cook the brown rice and barley. Cool overnight. The next day, cut vegetables using a food processor. Combine all ingredients in a large stock pot and shape into balls. To store, wrap and freeze.

Homemade Vegetable Dog Food Treats

For this homemade dog food recipe, the brewer's yeast can be purchased at Wal-Mart for $4.00. You can find it in the nutritional aisle or the dog food area (ProPet Brewer's yeast).

1 cup cooked vegetables (peas, carrots, potatoes, zucchini), mashed or grated
1/3 cup applesauce
1 egg, beaten
1 cup cooked whole grain rice
1 TBS brewer's yeast

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a baking sheet with oil

In a bowl, mix all ingredients together and drop by rounded teaspoons onto the prepared pan. Bake for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned and firm. Cool and store in the refrigerator. These treats can be stored in the freezer too.

Great Dane

Use your imagination with this homemade dog food recipe. You may use tuna instead of beef for cats.

Homemade Dog (or Cat) Birthday Cake

1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup margarine

1/2 cup olive oil
1 jar strained beef or liver baby food (2-1/2 ounces)
4 eggs
3 strips dog beef jerky, chopped
cottage cheese

PREHEAT oven to 325 degrees and grease and flour a loaf pan.

Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the margarine until smooth and add the olive oil, baby food and eggs. Mix well. Slowly add the flour mixture in with the beef mixture and beat until smooth. Fold in the jerky and pour into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake for 70 minutes. Let cool on pan a few minutes before removing them from the pan to cool completely. Ice each slice with cottage cheese. Make one 8" cake.

Lab puppy

Here's another homemade dog food recipe - Breakfast for your pooch!

Keep these in a sealed container and your dog will "flip" for these cakes...

Apple Muffins for Dogs

2-3/4 cups water
1/4 cup applesauce
2 TBS honey
1 egg
4 cups whole wheat flour
1-1/2 cup apple, chopped
1 TBS baking powder

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the first 4 ingredients together. Slowly add the flour and baking powder, mixing well. Then fold in the apples. Mix well. Pour into greased muffin tins. Bake for 1 hour. Muffins are ready if a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool. Store in sealed containers.

Do you have a sick dog?

Hamburger and Rice

When I was in the vet's office, there was a dog there that was sick. Really sick. He told the dog's owner not to feed him commercial dog food, but a mixture of cooked hamburger and rice. It's easy on their stomach. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Here's another homemade dog food recipe that works wonders in your yard. No stain marks on the grass.

Boil potatoes, green beans, one apple in a large pot until it is soft. In another pan cook white rice. Now mix about 4 to 6 cups of cooked rice with the soft vegetables and apple. Again, store leftovers in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator. 

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